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Scott Walker | Bish Bosch

Scott Walker's late-period about-face is one of the strangest in the annals of pop music.
4AD (2012)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  November 30, 2012

Later, in the bedroom of the cute girl from the record store [mildly NSFW]

"Tilt"?! No, seriously ...
By KARL STEVENS  |  April 06, 2012

Not tough enough?

Amid massive deficits and escalating pension problems, a certain tough guy chic has taken hold in State Houses across the country.
While governors nationwide slash their way out of crisis, Chafee plays Mr. Nice Guy
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 15, 2011

The Big Hurt: Snoop goes 4G

Plus, Scott Walker's drift, Rick Ross's Tweet thuggery, Sting's Libya worries, Biebs's deep thoughts
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 04, 2011
Tea Party Enabling Billionaire David H. Koch Moonlights as WGBH Board Member

Tea Party Enabling Billionaire David H. Koch Moonlights as WGBH Board Member

Last week's revealing phone call between a Buffalo Beast prankster and Wisconsin governor Scott Walker clarified the extent to which billionaire rainmaker David H. Koch...
By Chris Faraone  |  March 02, 2011

The Big Hurt: Vince Neil acts his age

By the time you read this, the Situation will have his first single out on iTunes. Yeah, that the Situation.
Plus The Situation singled, Drake unsurpassed, Pete Doherty denied, Lou Reed exonerated
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 25, 2010


The Big Hurt: Dialing up Billboard’s Ringtones Chart

We may scoff at the very idea of Billboard ’s ignominious Ringtones chart, but mobile phones are one of only three viable revenue channels musicians have left these days (the other two being commercial licensing and crooked charities).
Who Charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 23, 2010

The Big Hurt: The decade ahead

As a new decade dawns, it's time to cast a curious eye toward the future.
Music predictions for the pubescent millennium
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 15, 2010

Bat for Lashes | Two Suns

Natasha Khan became a sort of viral video sensation a couple of years ago with her inventive video for "What's a Girl To Do."
Astralwerks (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  April 10, 2009

Scott Walker

This is one of the classic artistic-breakdown albums, as revelatory as the Beach Boys’ Wild Honey or the Beatles’ Let it Be .
’Til The Band Comes In | Water
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  August 26, 2008

Pop’s fairer image

After the Fantasy Mirrors show at Great Scott last Thursday, singer Nathanael Bluhm wasn’t feeling so hot, and since he was already wearing pajamas, I offered him and his bike a lift home.
Fantasy Mirrors take a good long look at themselves
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 04, 2007


Green is the new black

Approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used and discarded worldwide each year.
How to be socially responsible in a $240 pair of pants
By SHARON STEEL  |  November 08, 2007

Hard target

Critic Langdon Winner once wrote that anyone who attempts to listen to Captain Beefheart’s Trout Mask Replica has two obstacles to overcome: the music and the lyrics. Scott Walker, "Jesse" (RealPlayer)
The impenetrable pop of Scott Walker
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  August 09, 2006

Syd Barrett

Without meaning to, Barrett invented one of rock’s enduring archetypes: the visionary who burns brightly just long enough to become a bona fide star before plummeting into introversion and, in this case, a silence lasting more than 30 years.
By FRANKLIN BRUNO  |  July 21, 2006